Pilar Hidalgo Lim

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Pilar Hidalgo-Lim (1893–1973) was a Filipino educator and civic leader. She was married to Brig. General Vicente Lim, World War II hero.

Early career and pre-war years

Pilar Hidalgo-Lim earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines. She became a mathematics instructor in the UP and Centro Escolar. She married Lt. Vicente Lim, a West Point graduate, on August 12, 1917. They had six children: Luis, Roberto, Vicente Jr, Patricio, Eulalia, and Maria.

Hidalgo-Lim was active in civic affairs.[1] She became President of the National Federation of Women's Clubs, and was an active supporter for women's suffrage, which President Manuel Quezon signed into law in 1937.[2] In 1940, with Josefa Llanes Escoda, Hidalgo-Lim helped in founding the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.[3] She also worked as line producer for Parlatone Hispano-Filipino Studios, a Manila movie production company. Hidalgo-Lim and her children were in the United States when World War II started.

Post-war years

Hidalgo-Lim and her family returned to the Philippines in 1946. During the term of President Elpidio Quirino, Hidalgo-Lim was a member of the Board of Censors for Motion Pictures, the Parole Board, and the Integrity Board. She continued to serve in the first two agencies during the terms of Presidents Ramon Magsaysay and Carlos P. Garcia.[4]

She became Centro Escolar University's third president after the death of Carmen de Luna. She steered the university during the reconstruction and normalization of school operations after World War II.


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